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Mass Effect 2: sunday images

Mass Effect 2: sunday images

Bioware has released these three new images of Mass Effect 2. When playing the demo during the Gamescom, I was happy to see that, not only was the game as beautiful as ever, but its framerate was also very smooth, which now makes all the combat sequences much more enjoyable than before. 2010 seems so far away before we can join Commander Shepard in his new adventures. Kudos to OldSchoolGamer for pointing out the images.

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Commented on 2009-08-30 10:54:45
cant wait this
my fav action-rpg
Commented on 2009-08-30 11:13:06
Thanks but these shots are old, they were posted on this forum by DC weeks ago, i think IGN where the original source.

But damn they look as Amazing as ever.
Commented on 2009-08-30 11:30:40
I hope there will be some lush, nice outdoor environments as well... with vegetation and so. It's not anything wrong with the surroundings they've shown so far, but would be boring to play a whole game looking like that imo..
Commented on 2009-08-30 11:35:30
really enjoyed the first game...perhaps my most anticipated rpg after the FFXIII games and Diablo 3...
Commented on 2009-08-30 12:02:21
@nepton: mostly the lush parts and driven by the mako in the first one. And you can see that there are some here:
Commented on 2009-08-30 12:15:36
There is a number above Shepards shoulder in the second pic, ammo count mabey?
Commented on 2009-08-30 12:23:36
Choc: Probably. Reminds me of Dead Space. :)
Commented on 2009-08-30 12:28:18
And I LOVED Dead Space :D
Commented on 2009-08-30 12:30:36
im still a bit skeptical of this one. the first one was good, but i dunno i think i expected more. i really love the exploration aspect of bioware games like the abundance of fantastic sidequest in KOTOR. this game had entire planets to roam but they all were pretty empty. overall, i really wasn't too fond of the exploration from the first game which kinda dissapointed me. maybe the second game will make up for it.
Commented on 2009-08-30 12:57:43
Yeah the uncharted planets sucked. But they have said they made a lot of improvements to make them a lot more interesting.
Commented on 2009-08-30 13:28:12
There were a few of them that had interesting nothings in them. Like the one planet with the ape like creatures. I think there was a shrine or something. When activated it gave you a little bit of text that kinda linked that planets beginnings to earth, just to make you think. That's what I vaguely remember anyway.

More little stuff like that would be great. Obviously, more randomly encountered side missions that pop up while exploring these planets would be cool too.

Anyway, pics look great, can't wait.
Commented on 2009-08-30 13:50:42
Yep, only real downfall was that it could be so much more. Yet, I loved all the sense of exploration of alien worlds. Never had that kind of experience in a game, just stats and shit in other 4X Games.
Commented on 2009-08-30 15:59:43
this game just seems to look better and better...if there was ever a game MS needed out this christmas to make people forget about UC2, KZ2, ps3 price drops... this would be it.

Shame they're 2 months out... as it really cant come soon enough
Commented on 2009-08-30 16:03:27
Damn, why do we have to wait till 2010. Really looking forward to this one!
Commented on 2009-08-30 16:16:25
Love them all, especially the 2nd picture.

IGN has chosen this game as Best of E3 and GamesCon above all the biggies for this year and the next and I can see why. When you put one of the best mixtures of storytelling and action together and improve it in virtually every single way, you're poised to create a Masterpiece.

Mostly technical issues were what prevented ME1 to be one, but they seem to have gotten rid of them all and improved the strong points of the game. As a result, I expect ME2 to be a serious GOTY contented for 2010.
Commented on 2009-08-30 16:42:28
The suit in the second picture looks retarded, it looks like Shepard has some kind of speaker on his back or maybe a landmine dispenser.

Game looks amazing though! Will buy on day 1
Commented on 2009-08-30 17:25:30 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
The suit in the second picture looks retarded, it looks like Shepard has some kind of speaker on his back or maybe a landmine dispenser.
Future iPod :P
Commented on 2009-08-30 18:21:16
It will be GOTY 2010, sure ^_^
Commented on 2009-08-30 19:05:05
If they fix the inventory system and make other planets work exploring this game might be worth a purchase. How about also making the game an RPG and not just a shooter with upgrades? That would be nice.
Commented on 2009-08-30 19:13:56
Commented on 2009-08-30 19:17:06
It looks beautiful but I'm worried it's going too much down the action/shooter route. The 360 is already clogged with far too many boring shooters, but not enough good RPGs. I'd sooner they had fixed Mass Effect 1's combat instead by making it turn based.
Commented on 2009-08-30 20:19:49 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Future iPod :P
Commented on 2009-08-30 21:06:54
cant wait for this, i'm hoping we'll be seeing some more unusual alien races, because in mass effect world almost everything is a humanoid biped.
Commented on 2009-08-30 22:00:15
holy crap this one looks twice as good as the last one graphics wise lol i didnt think my 360 could run much more... well... i couldnt... it died... but beside that! looks freakin awesommeee ME1 was my favorite game of all time.. then Zelda:OOT then Goldeneye...

... maybe theyll do a better job with their "DLC" and not release it like 2 years after the game is out and have it be like an hour long..... way to fail... lol
gotta preorder this right now
Commented on 2009-08-30 22:00:25 In reply to mikejones
Posted by mikejones
If they fix the inventory system
lol hope they do. i hated reducing stuff to omni-gel one at a time. these shots look really great.
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